For as many
as 8,000 summers, the “people from where the rivers meet”,
Lheit-Lit’en people of the Dakelh: Nation made their headquarters
at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. In 1806 Simon
Fraser camped there and a year later the Hudson Bay Company built
Fort George. The grand city of Prince George now sits at the meeting
of these two rivers. It is the largest service center for northern
B.C. and surrounded by breathtaking wilderness.
Fort George Park is located on the site of original fort and a First
Nations’ burial ground. Fort George Regional Museum in Fort
George Park boasts a newly renovated ‘History Hall’,
in which may take a virtual tour of the region’s early history.
The Prince George and District Railway and Forestry Museum features
the history of the industries still important to the economy of
Prince George. And, of course, the Fraser and Nechako Rivers are
brimming with life and possibilities for adventure.
The Huble Homestead Historic Site was a wagon road stopover, farm,
and family home that dates back to 1905. It is located at the Fraser
River end of the Goscome Portage, an extremely important trail for
early explorers since it connected to the Pacific and Artic watersheds.
Huble Homestead is now a “living museum” for visitors
and can be easily reached by traveling 50 km north of Prince George,
just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road.